The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
Billy Bragg Lyrics


The busy girl buys beauty
The pretty girl buys style
And the simple girl buys
What she's told to buy
And sees her world
Through the brightly lit eyes
Of the glossy romance of fashion
Where she can learn

Top tips for the gas cook
Successful secrets of a sexual kind
The daily drill for beautiful hair
And the truth about pain

What was Anna Ford wearing?
What did Angela Rippon say?
What will you do
When you wake up one morning
To find that God's made you plain
In a beautiful person's world?
And all those quick recipes
Have let you down
And you're 20 and not yet engaged
Will you go look for the boy who says
I love you let's get married and have kids

The busy girl buys beauty
The pretty girl buys style
And the simple girl buys
What she's told to buy
Through the brightly lit eyes
Of the glossy romance of fashion
Where she can learn

Top tips for the gas cook
Successful secrets of a sexual kind
The daily drill for beautiful hair
In a mail order paradise

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Written by: BILLY BRAGG

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Comments from YouTube:

Diana Rhodes

Absolute class act. I still have the cassette, as well. It never gets old.

Geekman333

Billy helped my Socialism come of age. Greetings from Australia.

em o

I brought this EP in 1983 when I was 16. Still love it.

Morgan Ahoff

I just remember it's the only song on the album that fades out at the end...

Tim Reeves

Love this album!!!

Redbug 3

One of the Best!

Jay Clouston

@Geekman333 I hear that. Same here

Jay Clouston

Apart from it's greetings from England lol

John Peel

What a classic !!

Diane Scott

Never gets old

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